Fact: PLFS was successfully piloted in 2011-13 during 8 successive quarters in 3 states - HP, Odisha & Gujarat. The present survey report cannot be termed as a pilot.
Fact: A standing committee has formed a sub-group to look into impact on survey results due to changes in methodology but wants the report to go as it is.
Fact: If they pursue education over jobs, they are not treated as unemployed but out of the labour force
Fact: NSSO takes into account daily wage, casual and regular wage workers. So, all kind of jobs are covered.
Fact: The authors should have disclosed that they worked at the behest of the govt to produce the payroll data based on EPFO, ESIC, etc. Experts have already punched holes into it (1/2)